"There are doubtless many people who do not see the need of introducing grammatical points in a devotional study of the Bible. Grammar, they would say, is tedious and uninteresting. Cannot we simply read the Bible, and, apart from all grammatical considerations, let its message flow into our hearts to bless us? The answer to questions such as these, however, is that the message of the Bible cannot bring blessings to us, unless we first understand what the message of the Bible is. And to understand what the message of the Bible is, we must study grammar. This applies not only to the theologian, but to all who would study the Bible. If we are to understand God's Holy Word, we must be prepared to work; we must read with care, and we must carefully consider what God has so graciously revealed to us. We must, in other words, study just as we studied when we were in school."